Dog face masks sale increases in China amid coronavirus crisis

Feb 01, 2020 23:26 IST

Beijing [China], Feb 1 (ANI): Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, many involved pet homeowners from China are taking precautionary measures to safeguard their four-legged pals and the face masks for canines are promoting out rapidly.
Fox News cited Daily mail, which was informed by Zhou Tianxiao, a vendor from Beijing, that the sale of canine masks has elevated ten-fold for the reason that coronavirus broke out in the nation.
According to Zhou, the masks had been initially purposed for shielding the pooches from polluted air.
He informed the outlet that, “most [dogs] have started to wear [masks]. Because there is this virus, people pay more attention to their health and their pets’ health,” and though “[The dog masks] might not be as professional as the medical masks made for humans, but they are functional.”
He additional added: “Their main purposes are to block out smog, stop dogs from eating or licking food on the floor and prevent them from being exposed to the virus.”
Zhou believes that the canines may initially discover the masks uncomfortable and awkward, however the inconvenience remains to be higher than risking an infection.
The coronavirus until now hasn’t proven any indicators that it might have an effect on animals, however an epidemiologist from China’s National Health Commission warned pet homeowners to follow warning.
Fox News quoted China Daily which was informed by the knowledgeable that “if pets go out and have contact with an infected person, they have the chance to get infected. By then, pets need to be isolated. In addition to people, we should be careful with other mammals especially pets.”
The World Health Organisation web site, nonetheless, states that “any impact on the health of animals and no particular event has been reported in any species,” however as a “general precaution,” folks coming in contact with animals should “practice general hygiene measures, including regular handwashing with soap and potable water after touching animals and animal products.” (ANI)

2020-02-01 23:26:59

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